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    barefoot got a reaction from Yoss in The new news 24 thread   
    I keep meaning to mention the retired brain surgeon who lives in the next village. I suspect that he used to experiment on his first wife who was absolutely crackers.  He owns a Bentley Continental Coupé, a Maserati Quattroporte and a Piaggio Ape which he is generally seen pottering about in. I was amongst a long procession of cars following him the other day, when he pulled over to let everyone past by hiding the Ape behind a couple of cones that had been left in the road. It is incredibly slow & looks dreadfully fragile.
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    barefoot reacted to jmsguzzi in W…sorry S124 230TE   
    Didn’t do a live collection thread due to needing to preserve phone battery and also because I couldn’t be arsed.
    Always promised myself a W124/W201 so when @HMC stuck one up for a megabarg price it was a no brainer despite being at the opposite end of the country.
    First point of call, flight from Newcastle to Exeter, took no time at all:
     
    Here I am looking small on the transporter bridge circa 2005 with my Dads base spec 190E. Left a big impression.


    HMC was ace, picked me up from the airport and fitted a new aux belt as a precaution, top shiter, would deffo buy more ruinous auld mercs from him.

    Car acquired, tank brimmed, pleasantly surprised/relived that it wasn’t a complete nail. 

     
    Car decided to have a little coolant wee at my first service stop to scare me, luckily it had just been overfilled a tad.
    As lovely* as it would’ve been to drive 7 hours home, I decided to stop overnight in the midlands so I could visit the British Motor Museum.

    Museum was brilliant, managed to spend all day there, so much to see:
    SD1 Estate

    Pretty little Mini based MG sports car





    Merc was good on the motorway, better than my “modern” CLK. Bit of play in the steering which is something I’ll take a look at but other than that very solid indeed. Headrests like pillows.

    Not sure what kind of new life form is developing here, think I’ve got some cream carpet off-cuts at home if this is beyond saving.

    Reserve light came on just as I arrived in Sunderland, decided to fill it up at my local which just so happened to have this gorgeous 450SEL hogging the E5.


    All in all very happy with it, needs a good clean but think it’ll come up well, exterior and interior are both in good nick under the grime, need to source a couple of wings though. 
    Mechanically there’s a few bits and pieces that could do with a refresh, just the usual high mileage stuff though, it drives a lot better than I was expecting for the price.
    I’ll try and keep this thread updated if I remember!

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    barefoot reacted to Saabnut in The new news 24 thread   
    You now have the perfect excuse to buy another.....
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    barefoot reacted to cobblers in The grumpy thread   
    I'm sat waiting to have my second hair cut of the day. I was in a rush and took a gamble on the apprentice at the first barbers and ended up with a cut 25 years younger than I am 
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    barefoot reacted to hairnet in That France in an SLK   
    shocker as man with german car goes to germany to fix german car
    id have left it broken and spent the money on pastis and gauloises
     
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    barefoot reacted to wuvvum in The new news 24 thread   
    The Carina went straight through its MOT this time.  Which is nice.
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    barefoot reacted to wuvvum in The new news 24 thread   
    Just watched the last ever episode of Neighbours.  I've not really watched it for over 20 years now and I didn't know who half the people were but was fun seeing all the characters I remember from when I first watched it in the late '80s.  And Kylie Minogue still looks amazing for her age.  Mind you Harold hadn't really aged at all either despite the actor now being in his mid 80s.
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    barefoot reacted to wuvvum in AS communal Rover 75 lickers thread   
    I'd have to have a check, but that rings a bell - I have a feeling mine does the same.  As you say, if you redline it it will indeed shift up.
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    barefoot got a reaction from Tenmil Socket in The grumpy thread   
    Really? 
    The only thing that can actually be claimed in favour of MacDonalds is consistency. Wherever you are in the world, no matter how bad things get, you can always rely on a big mac tasting like a big mac.
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    barefoot reacted to camryv6 in The grumpy thread   
    That is a brilliant idea
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    barefoot got a reaction from Yoss in The grumpy thread   
    Filling up a different bus this morning, same cock, same Mercedes, same tyre check. We didn't speak!
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    barefoot reacted to HillmanImp in The grumpy thread   
    Royale with cheese? 
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    barefoot got a reaction from Tickman in The grumpy thread   
    Really? 
    The only thing that can actually be claimed in favour of MacDonalds is consistency. Wherever you are in the world, no matter how bad things get, you can always rely on a big mac tasting like a big mac.
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    barefoot got a reaction from chadders in The grumpy thread   
    Really? 
    The only thing that can actually be claimed in favour of MacDonalds is consistency. Wherever you are in the world, no matter how bad things get, you can always rely on a big mac tasting like a big mac.
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    barefoot reacted to Rust Collector in The grumpy thread   
    What winds me up about McDonalds is that the food they serve in the UK is pretty wank when you look at what they have appearing on the menu in the rest of the world. This is probably a bit of a sad thing to admit to, but after I realised that the menu varies around the world I now try to sample the local McDonald's in each country I visit just for my own curiosity. Almost every country I've been to has nicer food at their branches than we get. In some countries, you even get a burger that looks like the one in the picture rather than one that's been stamped on. Some examples;
    Signature blue cheese burger in France a couple of years ago, plus you could get Heineken with your meal The McRaclette in Switzerland Some kind of enormous burger in Germany that had a giant hash brown in it and was swimming in cheese and BBQ sauce, plus they did crosscut fries. Bacon and cheese French fries in Italy with a burger that had prosciutto and some other tasty bits in. Plus you could order beach towels with your meal for a couple of euros which was handy as we needed them! Whatever the hell this was in France recently:  And in Hungary there was a burger called the 'Sea Sebastian' which had deep fried prawns in it. You could order the deep fried praws as a side also, and they did curly fries! You're completely spot on that it's a relief to know that if you're chucked in somewhere unfamiliar and you're desperate for some cheapish food quickly then at least you can buy something familiar at McDonald's without having to give it too much thought. You can use the touch screen things to order as well, so you don't have to confuse the locals 😅
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    barefoot got a reaction from myglaren in The grumpy thread   
    Grumpfest - drove into Loughborough, I seldom buy a MacDonalds, but today I ordered two cheeseburgers & went to pay, '£2.38'. 'Well you've had that', I retorted, 'I've only got two quid'. - 20% fucking inflation. Then over to Pets at Home where a bag of kitty litter, that's like a bag of gravel for my kitten to shit in, cost me £15. And when I got home, the replacement knob for my Cobb barbie finally arrived. £8.40 for a plastic knob & £4 postage which took 9 days!
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    barefoot got a reaction from Popsicle in The new news 24 thread   
    After the warm weather last week, it occurred to me that the air conditioning in the Rover although cold, wasn't icy. I took it down to the local place with the  relevant pump this morning. They removed 234g of refrigerant, it held a vacuum for 25 minutes & they replaced 450g of the stuff. It's only marginally colder, but it doesn't get warmer in slow moving traffic like it did previously. I think this is a good result.
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    barefoot got a reaction from vulgalour in Morris Minor - An Car   
    I learned to drive in my old man's 1098 on a D plate, the clutch was like an on/off switch and I discovered a whole lot about opposite lock & double de-clutching. It was a black two door (coupé) with a red interior. In hindsight, the gear-change & steering were incredibly light & direct. It wasn't fast.
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    barefoot got a reaction from Matty in I bought a Vauxhall Carlton and called it Vanessa, naturally.   
    Twat.
    See above.
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    barefoot got a reaction from AnnoyingPentium in I bought a Vauxhall Carlton and called it Vanessa, naturally.   
    Twat.
    See above.
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    barefoot reacted to wuvvum in The grumpy thread   
    It made the national news.
    McDonald's puts up price of cheeseburger for first time in 14 years - BBC News
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    barefoot got a reaction from camryv6 in I bought a Vauxhall Carlton and called it Vanessa, naturally.   
    Twat.
    See above.
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    barefoot got a reaction from DVee8 in I bought a Vauxhall Carlton and called it Vanessa, naturally.   
    Twat.
    See above.
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    barefoot got a reaction from Cord Fourteener in The new news 24 thread   
    After the warm weather last week, it occurred to me that the air conditioning in the Rover although cold, wasn't icy. I took it down to the local place with the  relevant pump this morning. They removed 234g of refrigerant, it held a vacuum for 25 minutes & they replaced 450g of the stuff. It's only marginally colder, but it doesn't get warmer in slow moving traffic like it did previously. I think this is a good result.
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    barefoot got a reaction from puddlethumper in The grumpy thread   
    Filling up a different bus this morning, same cock, same Mercedes, same tyre check. We didn't speak!
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